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Presidential - Notable Historical Events

George WashingtonApr 16, 1789

Andrew JacksonNov 2, 1824

Charles LyellFeb 17, 1837

Henry ClayMay 1, 1844

Millard FillmoreFeb 18, 1856

Ulysses GrantNov 3, 1868

Rutherford B. HayesNov 7, 1876

Grover ClevelandNov 4, 1884

Theodore RooseveltJul 6, 1904

William Jennings BryanJul 7, 1908

Woodrow WilsonMar 15, 1913

Calvin CoolidgeDec 6, 1923

FDRJul 2, 1932

Harry TrumanOct 5, 1947

JFKFeb 29, 1960

Richard NixonJul 27, 1960

robert kennedyMar 16, 1968

Gerald R FordAug 19, 1976

Ronald ReaganOct 14, 1980

Bill ClintonJan 27, 1992

Osama bin LadenOct 29, 2004

Hosni MubarakFeb 26, 2005

B.B. KingDec 15, 2006

Hillary ClintonNov 30, 2007

George W. BushNov 16, 2010

Vladimir PutinMar 4, 2012

Barack ObamaApr 3, 2012

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Presidential - Historical Events
Date Event
1789-04-16

George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration

1789-05-07

First US Presidential inaugural ball (for George Washington in NYC)

1792-02-21

US Congress passes Presidential Succession Act

1792-03-01

US Presidential Succession Act passed

1792-04-05

George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

1824-11-02

Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams

1837-02-17

Charles Lyell makes his presidential address to the Geographical Society, London and announces that Richard Owen has concluded from Darwin's fossils that extinct species were related to current species in the same locality

1843-08-31

Liberty Party nominates James Birneyas presidential candidate

1844-05-01

Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate

1845-03-03

1st time, US Senate overrides presidential (Tyler) veto

1856-02-18

The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.

1866-04-01

US Congress rejects presidential veto giveing all equal rights in US

1868-11-03

Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

1876-06-15

Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a US presidential convention

1876-06-27

Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate

1876-11-07

Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)

1877-01-25

Congress determines presidential election between Hayes-Tilden

1877-02-27

US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election

1884-06-05

William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"

1884-11-04

Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms

1900-07-04

Williams Jennings Bryan nominated as Democratic Party presidential candidate, USA

1904-07-06

The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt

1907-03-14

By Presidential order, the US excludes Japanese laborers from entering the country

1908-07-07

The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee

1913-03-15

1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)

1923-12-06

1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

1924-08-11

1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken

1927-05-04

Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928

1932-07-02

FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech

1933-01-23

20th amendment ratified changed date of US presidential inaugurations to 1/20

1933-03-03

German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested

1936-09-29

Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign

1937-01-20

1st US Presidential Inauguration day held on Jan 20th, (previously March 4th)

1944-02-12

Wendell Wilkie (R) enters presidential race

1944-07-20

Fifty are hurt in rioting in front of the presidential palace in Mexico City.

1947-07-18

President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act

1947-10-05

1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

1949-06-25

Presidential election in Syria (some women allowed to vote)

1952-07-11

Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican US presidential candidate

1954-09-25

Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election

1954-11-24

Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened

1955-01-19

1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)

1955-02-02

1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

1956-08-16

Adlai E Stevenson nominated as US Democratic presidential candidate

1957-03-17

Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay

1960-02-29

JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue

1960-07-13

US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate

1960-07-27

US Vice-president Richard Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago

1960-10-12

JFK & Richard Nixon's third presidential debate

1960-10-13

Third presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY

1960-10-21

JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

1961-01-25

1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)

1961-03-29

23rd Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, allowing Washington DC residents to vote in presidential elections

1967-02-10

25th Amendment (US Presidential Disability & Succession) ratified

1967-02-23

25th amendment (US Presidential succession) adopted

1968-03-16

robert kennedy announces presidential campaign

1968-12-01

Gonzalo Barrios, Venezuelan presidential candidate

1970-09-04

Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile

1973-02-07

Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

1973-04-02

ITT admits to asking CIA to influence Chilean presidential election

1973-06-01

Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"

1974-03-01

Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides

1974-05-19

Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election

1976-08-19

President Gerald R Ford wins Republican presidential nomination at KC convention

1978-04-01

Philippine College of Commerce becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines by presidential decree

1978-05-14

First round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta.

1978-05-28

Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoulé Lamizana.

1979-12-26

Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

1980-04-12

Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending over 130 years of national democratic presidential succession.

1980-10-14

Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to Supreme Court

1982-05-16

Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep

1983-06-23

US Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions

1983-11-30

Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election

1984-05-06

Jose Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election

1984-07-18

Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF

1984-11-25

Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election

1986-02-15

Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged Philippines presidential election

1986-10-01

President Carter's presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta

1987-05-08

Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race (Donna Rice affair)

1988-07-20

Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee

1989-08-18

Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.

1989-11-12

Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years

1990-12-31

United Somali Congress seizes Presidential Palace

1992-01-27

Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

1992-10-11

1First 3-way US presidential debate (Bush-Clinton-Perot)

1992-11-03

Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R)

1993-06-23

Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy

1993-08-14

Nigerian presidential election

1993-11-28

Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election

1994-04-24

Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election

1994-08-21

Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election

1995-05-07

Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election

1997-06-01

Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.

2000-02-07

Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.

2000-05-01

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.

2000-11-07

Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.

2002-12-17

Second Congo War: The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.

2004-03-19

Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

2004-07-05

First Indonesian presidential election by the nation.

2004-10-29

The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

2004-11-21

The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity.

2004-11-22

The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

2005-02-26

Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.

2005-09-07

First presidential election was held in Egypt.

2006-03-25

Protesters demanding a re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.

2006-12-15

B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

2007-02-13

Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.

2007-11-30

Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

2008-03-02

Riots in Yerevan, Armenia concerning the Armenian presidential election, 2008 come to a fatal end, with police forces clashing with civilians in their peaceful protest, resulting in 8 deaths.

2009-06-12

Protests in Iran following the presidential election.

2010-11-16

In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

2012-02-21

Yemen voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi

2012-03-04

Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

2012-04-03

US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination

2012-04-10

Rick Santorum suspends his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination making Mitt Romney the overwhelming favourite

2012-09-30

Two opposition Venezuelan politicians are shot dead a week before the presidential election

2012-11-10

The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeate Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes

2012-12-19

Park Geun-hye wins the South Korean presidential election to become the nation's first female president

2013-01-26

Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic's presidential election

2013-02-24

Nicos Anastasiades wins the Cypriot presidential election

2013-03-30

Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court

2013-10-27

Giorgi Margvelashvili wins the Georgian Presidential election in a landslide victory

2016-02-10

Carly Fiorina ends presidential bid

2016-03-16

Sen. Marco Rubio ends presidential bid

2016-03-30

Trump drops pledge to back Republican presidential nominee other than himself

2016-05-07

Former presidential rival Jeb Bush says he will not vote for Trump

2016-05-10

Poe concedes defeat to Duterte in Philippine presidential contest

2016-09-07

Brazil's Rousseff Vacates Presidential Palace After Ouster

2016-09-24

Long a rival, Ted Cruz endorses Trump in US presidential race

2017-01-13

Obama Surprises Joe Biden With Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Presidential - Notable Birthdays

Thomas E. DeweyMar 24, 1902

Alan GreenspanMar 6, 1926

Presidential - Birthdays
Date Event
1786-06-13

Winfield Scott, army general (Union)/presidential candidate

1855-11-05

Eugene V. Debs, Terre Haute, Indiana, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (d. 1926)

1870-08-19

Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)

1873-12-30

Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)

1886-04-16

Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate

1887-09-09

Alf (Alfred) Landon, (R-Ks) American politician and Presidential candidate (1932, 1936). Dies 1987

1892-02-18

Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World). Died 1944

1902-03-24

Thomas E. Dewey, Owosso Michigan, Governor and Republican presidential candidate 1944, 1948

1908-08-27

Lyndon Johnson, The Presidential Tour

1912-06-25

Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor

1912-12-22

Lady Bird Johnson, The Presidential Tour

1914-9-15

Creighton Williams Abrams, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1916-05-07

Henry Graham, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1917-05-29

John F. Kennedy, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1918-10-19

Robert S. Strauss, A Firing Line Special: The Republican Presidential Candidates

1919-08-25

George Wallace, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1923-07-22

Robert J Dole, (Sen-R Kansas, 1969-95)/presidential candidate (R-1996)

1925-11-15

Howard Baker, (Sen-R-Tenn), presidential chief of staff

1925-11-20

Robert F. Kennedy, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1926-03-06

Alan Greenspan, economist/presidential advisor (FRB)

1928-05-08

Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)

1928-10-25

Hal Bruno, 1992 Vice Presidential Debate

1929-08-22

Harry McPherson, Tyler, Texas, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, (d. 2012)

1931-10-16

Charles W Colson, Boston Massachusetts, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), (d. 2012)

1933-10-30

Michael S Dukakis, (Gov-D-Mass)/presidential candidate (D-1988)

1935-08-20

Ron Paul, US Congressman, 1988 and 2008 presidential candidate

1938-12-04

Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992)

1939-09-13

Larry Speakes, presidential press secretary

1941-10-08

Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)

1942-07-15

Vivian Malone, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1942-11-10

James Hood, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1943-12-11

John Kerry, Aurora, Colorado, American politician and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party

1945-10-28

Sandy Berger, Presidential Cover Ups

1947-10-26

Hillary Clinton, The Visible Vote '08- A Presidential Forum

1948-03-22

Wolf Blitzer, CNN Nevada Democratic Party Presidential Primary Debate

1949-12-01

Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and presidential candidate

1950-07-03

Mike Jerrick, Presidential Bloopers

1950-12-25

Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor

1955-08-24

Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate

1955-10-07

Yo-Yo Ma, Paris, France, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom)

1956-02-22

Hugh Hewitt, Republican Presidential Debate

1956-12-08

Melanie Morgan, Talk Radio and the Presidential Election

1958-02-27

Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1959-9-08

Kerry Kennedy, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1961-02-10

George Stephanopoulos, presidential adviser (Clinton)

1969-03-12

Jake Tapper, Republican Presidential Debate

1971-06-15

Dana Bash, Republican Presidential Debate

Presidential - Weddings
Date Event
1996-09-01

Presidential daughter Amy Carter (29), the only child of former U.S President Jimmy Carter weds computer consultant Jim Wentzel (28) in Plains, Georgia

Presidential - Deaths
Date Event
1890-07-13

John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)

1926-10-20

Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (b. 1855)

1944-04-28

Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874)

1963-11-22

John F. Kennedy, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1967-12-17

Harold Holt, The Presidential Tour

1989-08-18

Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered

1993-02-22

Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72

1994-10-24

Gamini Dissanayake, Sri Lankain presidential candidate, murdered

1997-12-31

Michael LeMoyne Kennedy, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1998-05-29

Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate (b. 1909)

1998-09-13

George Wallace, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

1999-02-14

John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)

1999-03-21

Henry Graham, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

2004-12-14

Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor and presidential candidate (b. 1939)

2005-10-13

Vivian Malone, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

2007-07-11

Lady Bird Johnson, The Presidential Tour

2009-05-02

Jack Kemp, former United States Congressman and 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate (b. 1935)

2011-11-08

Hal Bruno, 1992 Vice Presidential Debate

2012-02-16

Harry McPherson, presidential counsel and lobbyist, dies from cancer at 82

2013-01-17

James Hood, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

2014-03-19

Robert S. Strauss, A Firing Line Special: The Republican Presidential Candidates


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